Well, another quarter is ready to begin and I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the Summer vacation. Summer break is an interesting time for me. I have been described as a man in motion: I am constantly working, crafting, or otherwise immersed in activity. Which makes extended breaks difficult. This year, Summer is 6 weeks long.
Six. Long. Weeks.
So here it is: I applied for unemployment, and dutifully looked for work all Summer long. And (hopefully) they’ll decide to pay me soon so I can pay rent again. I will say that unemployment is not fun, for anyone. I’m grateful it is there, but I will say that it doesn’t pay enough to live on. Thank goodness for savings… and (sadly) credit. The upside of being unemployed: I got to spend time with friends and family. I got to reconnect with a few old friends, I spent some time writing and doing some creative projects, I got to help out a dear friend with “home improvement”, and ziplining from really tall trees.
For one of my creative projects I decided to write a murder mystery dinner. Fun was had by all.
And of course, there was home improvement for a friend. “Home Improvement” for a dominatrix, by the way, means building cages. Once I get this site set up for multiple bloggers, I have invited her to join us as a regular blogger. I promise, I do not get to use her dungeon for my students… although I may fantasize from time to time.
Ziplining photos aren’t in yet. I may end up posting new photos soon… or I may just leave some things a mystery. The zipline adventure was a bit of a challenge, although my friends assure me that the bungee jumping will be scarier.
Bring it on, I say. Bring on the bungee jumping, bring on the classes, and just generally BRING IT.